Workers at Harland and Wolff have occupied the Belfast shipyard for the past five weeks, in a call for the yard to be saved.
The dire safety record of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry continues as two workers were killed and thirteen injured, in yet another incident at the Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard at Sitakunda on 31 August.
Workers at General Motors' São José dos Campos plant have launched a campaign for job security, days after the car giant fired 17 people.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates representing shipbreaking workers in South Asia met in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the end of August to improve safety and strengthen unions as yet more lives are lost in one of the world’s deadliest jobs.
Representatives from the Steering Committee of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh garment employers’ association (BGMEA) have met in Dhaka to discuss the establishment of the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), as agreed in the memorandum of understanding signed between the Accord Steering Committee and the BGMEA in May this year.
From 1-3 September mobs in Johannesburg broke into shops mainly owned by foreign nationals and looted goods. Several cars were torched, a person was shot dead, and others were injured in the mayhem.
IndustriALL India mining affiliates INMF and HKMF joined forces at Talcher of Mahanadi Coalfields and at Asansol of Eastern Coalfields, demanding improved health and safety and the immediate ratification of ILO C176.
Thousands of workers from 50 factories demonstrated in the morning of 29 August, demanding that the newly revised law on settlement of labour disputes be implemented.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region will hold a day of action on 30 August to raise concerns about the impact on workers and society of a new generation of trade agreements that are currently being negotiated behind closed doors.
701 workers have been laid off without any prior information at SF Denim Apparels in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as they came back after the Eid holiday.
Trade unions in Africa are calling for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to be formalized as a way of transforming the sector, following a meeting of IndustriALL Global Union mining affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 21 and 22 August.
A campaign by IndustriALL affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), to stop long-running gender-based violence at Nien Hsing Textile company factories has resulted in binding agreements to end the harassment, signed by unions, apparel brands and women’s rights organizations.
Trade unions in the Philippines have expressed dismay over President Duterte’s last minute veto on 26 July of a bill to end short-term employment.
More than 50 Latin American union leaders took part in IndustriALL Global Union's second meeting of the mobility macro sector, which was held on 14 and 15 August in São Paulo, Brazil. Discussions covered the future of the mobility sector, employment and union empowerment in the region.
Sri Lankan trade unions held massive protest demonstration in Colombo in front of the labour ministry on 21 August 2019 demanding withdrawal of the unified employment law proposed by the government.
Some 20 union activists of the Chemical Workers Union Alliance (CWUA), an IndustriALL Thai affiliate, marched outside the government house demanding an increase of national daily minimum wage to 425 THB (US$14) and an increase of monthly social benefit for aging people to 3000 THB (US$97).
A mission to Cape Town by seven Ethiopian trade unionists, 13-15 August, provided an opportunity for learning and sharing of strategies and tactics on social dialogue and collective bargaining.
On 13 August, workers from General Motors plants across Latin America met in São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss and take action against workforce casualization within the firm.
After 12 long years of strike action, Grupo Mexico has finally paid workers their share of profits. This is a major victory for Mexico’s Los Mineros union, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union.
Protestors in Brazil took a stand on 13 August against the social security reform promoted by the extreme-right president Jair Bolsonaro, and in defense of public education and employment.